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i am. saying i. will be everything. israeli tanks opened fire on a un school in gaza where hundreds of civilians were sheltering from the daily air strikes tel aviv officials are denying any deaths despite evidence to the contrary . the u.s. and e.u. look to pressure russia's financial and energy sectors in a fresh round of economic sanctions targeting some of the country's largest organizations european businesses warn the move is likely to bank fire. heavy artillery attacks target towns across eastern ukraine leaving residents dead and houses scorched twenty seven people were killed in three days in one city alone .
welcome good to see you again my name is neil harvey you're watching r.t. into. the sure cease fire has been declared in the gaza strip and it's expected to last for two more hours after at least nineteen civilians including children were killed in israeli shelling of a un school you can see pitches of the aftermath right now hundreds have been taking refuge there in the hope of escaping the daily bombardments. last night children were killed as they slept next to their parents on the floor of a classroom in the un designated shelter children killed in the sleep this is an affront to all of us the source of universal shame today the world stands to screw . the u.n. agency spokesperson says that there are national assessment shows it was israeli
artillery that hit the school however the israeli ambassador to russia claimed at the truth behind the story is being obscured. the selling of the direction of the when was taking place when the bonding with empty everything that the palestinians shared in the media was a staged insinuation in israel is denying any responsibility for the number of deaths on that committed by the israeli side in this attack. however correspondent harry fear went to the un school and he stated on his twitter feed that he saw blood and body parts contrary to tel aviv's claims here's his report from the scene after a heavy night of fighting in which at least one hundred twenty palestinians were killed the hostilities continue just in the last few hours we've seen this significant strike on this the united nations run school being used as
a shelter by hundreds of families eyewitnesses say that at least five israeli tank shells hit the complex different parts of the complex including classrooms belonging to normally school girls at least eight palestinian children were killed say eye witnesses at least three women including at least one pregnant woman and also united nations security guards for this complex is the second time in less than two weeks the united united nations run shelter has come under fire in catching up with those most severely affected with wounds during these ongoing hostilities. it's hard to fathom how such a vast devastation can occur in three weeks of fighting. thousands of homes damaged or destroyed tens of thousands internally displaced and well over a thousand killed inside gaza's main hospital in its burns unit are a small fraction of the surviving injured this girl three years old.
this raid is demolished the house of this family so we deceived her mother two brothers would see rebels this morning this woman is a very severe condition she is she presented to us about five days ago with her son and her husband her son and husband died with severe burns and she's still surviving with a very critical condition the doctors and nurses here look as stunned as the civilians who survived in heavily bombarded areas it's hard to imagine how the medical staff can cope with these truly horrendous cases the human being if i see whole families the killed under the rubble of their house the house. when the when these people and all the family is killed. in one of the instances i had
a child here he was all the time claim all his families he lost his father his mother his brother is a grandfather and all the time he's crying he wants it's further his mother so i closed the door of my office and i sat crying here those that survived this war will have to the physical and psychological scars for years to come. as for what weaponry is causing these injuries it's not entirely clear. it's very severe the magnitude of destruction of the human beings those ones are intended to kill mass casualties of people bodies and faces badly on the ground it feels as if during this war israel is fixed on stopping harasses rockets once and for all regardless of the incredible civilian toll. to. gaza.
and the attack on the school comes after a severe bombardment of the gaza strip the so the only power station there destroyed a misty international is already denounce the destruction of that plant calling it take collective punishment for palestinians electricity shortages will harm an already devastated region worsening the problems with the water supply and medical care or yearly nowak a former israeli air force officer believes that her country's tactics are hard to condone. i think that. to make a phone call or send a message or drop a tiny bomb minutes before you. destroy an entire house and to think that the fact that we notice them five or ten minutes before is enough to sentence five or ten or twenty five people to death is something immoral i don't think that even in times of war we can do whatever we want without boundaries the reaction as you probably know in here. are not very gentle but i'm not sure it's
only the public we see when our officials in our government ministers our government calls to raise gaza to flatten whole neighborhoods in gaza well this is sort of violence that have to you know to be drawn down to the people so the sentiment this is a very harsh it's hard to make any criticism these days in the israel but they do believe that this is our obligation as israelis who care about our future to make those statements and to speak out loud. the ongoing operation in gaza has already seen more than twelve hundred people killed with israel getting little support from across the world in protest and the violence chile and peru have recalled their ambassadors to israel and i follow the example of brazil and ecuador in mexico meanwhile hundreds of people have taken to the streets to voice their anger over
the israeli offensive people were shouting slogans and carrying banners calling for television to end hostilities protests also took place in new york there several activists blocked a road next to the building that contains these reilley mission to the u.n. police stepped in to break up that demonstration arresting twenty six people in the process. we are right across the unfolding events in palestine if you want to find out more just log on to our website that's r.t. dot com and you can get the latest pictures analysis and eyewitness reports or just a click away. the u.s. has expanded its list of individual and economic sanctions against russia building on the measures we announced to. the united states is imposing new sanctions and q sectors of the russian economy washington's once again picked some of russia's biggest financial peerless take the for example as the country's second largest
bank the group also operates in europe asia and africa one of its subsidiaries the bank of moscow is also on the list another major institution russia's agricultural bank which funds the farming sector that's been hit as well all are now barred from u.s. capital markets should they apply for the medium or long term loans also on the list the united shipbuilding corporation that's russia's largest holding in that field and it will be prevented from importing certain equipment again it is you can reports now on what is behind the new measures. president obama was asked if this tension could effectively mean the beginning of a new cold war he disagreed he said he does not see another cold war coming but that's not the way many people see it there was a hearing in the u.s. congress several hours before the president's announcement or you could hear the usual voices calling for increasing tensions and pressure on russia and then there was this one congressman the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee who offered different perspective you know after the short film there was
a tremendous potential to make friend of tremendous potential they withdraw their troops from eastern europe. the russians. were open to all kinds of interacting and being korean part of the world community and. a tremendous opportunity i should say was squandered in the last few weeks we've seen. one after another not even related to the crisis in ukraine the u.s. has just announced its conclusion that russia violated an arms control treaty from nine hundred eighty seven american officials say russia tested cruise missiles as early as two thousand and eight so this accusation has been years in the making but u.s. officials to formally announce this accusation now tension between moscow and washington is already high on the other side of the atlantic the u.k. government announced an inquiry into the death of. he was poisoned in two thousand
and six in london whether or not that case will ever be close to russia will be the headlines for weeks related to a murder case then in the netherlands the international arbitration court has ruled in favor of the shareholders of the defunct oil company and ordered to pay about fifty billion dollars in damages that lawsuit was ten years old now officials in all these countries say that this had nothing to do with the current tense political environment but the events did a lot of questions about timing. believes that the. yes is using the sanctions as an excuse to crack down on russia for its independent point of view which is not aligned with washington's other reason according to the foreign ministry is designed to help the u.s. with his own trade and economy and the leaders have backed the u.s. sanctions they also agreed to impose their own measures on russia which could potentially hurt the country's financial and energy sectors our correspondent peter oliver has more. leaders have put forward sweeping sanctions against russia in
a joint statement the president of the european council home and been wrong be the head of the european commission or demand world but also said that these sanctions were intended to send a strong warning to russia where is previously sanctions imposed by the e.u. it targeted individuals or one particular company these are targeting huge sectors of the russian economy so what they are looking at is energy where russia will have restricted access to technologies in the financial sector would be blocking russian access to e.u. funds that are available and in defense a arms embargo banning both the import and export of weapons into or out of russia however any previously existing contract won't be affected by that now the united kingdom has announced that it wants to push ahead with even further stronger sanctions against russia what we are expecting is to hear the full wording of the
sanctions agreed on by all the e.u. heads of government and these are expected to come into effect on the first of all just will be reviewed after three months whereby they can be scrapped or continue depending on what european leaders decide. we get more now from nigel kushner he's the c.e.o. of the london based corporate firm wu legal knowledge of thanks for joining us first off just how hurtful do you think these new sanctions could be towards russia . well i think their bark is worse than their bite the sanctions themselves aren't as devastating as some people may have hoped or expected but they are dangerous and they will have an impact because many businesses are now being careful about entering into new contracts with their russian counterparts not because their religion are in breach of the sanctions but because they are afraid of what might come so in that sense i think they're more devastating than the sanctions themselves now what's interesting is the u.s.
sanctions restricting access to capital markets by state owned russian banks have excluded spare bank but the e.u. are likely to include that bank now interestingly there's going to be some holes in the e.u. sanctions that's widely expected in the sense they are going to exclude subsidiaries of state owned russian banks that are in the e.u. so there's a big hole over there so i think they're less devastating than they could have been but of course sanctions are designed to ramp up now you will know this better than i do but i'm reliably informed that the companies named in the sanctions list they make the bulk of their profit through their business here in russia so they seem like strange companies to choose if they don't depend on their ties with the e.u. and the u.s. so why do you think they chose the. well certainly looking at individuals it can have a wider impact now first off i don't think anyone who may be placed on the asset
freeze list over the coming days will fall off their chair with great surprise that they're probably going to expect it and i imagine they may well have removed that assets from outside the e.u. which would otherwise have been frozen but it doesn't stop there because if a russian individual is placed on the asset freeze then no one in the e.u. and no way you know anywhere in the world can provide any farms or resources to or for the benefit of that person directly or indirectly now in simple english that means that if a russian is placed on the asset freeze list and he has shares in a company whether that company is in russia or in the e.u. or anywhere in the world arguably no e.u. national or company or individual can have any dealings with that company because that would result in an benefit. reaching the shareholder so we're going to have lots of banks in the e.u. and lots of companies having to check their counterpart companies who may not be on
the asset freeze list but they will have to seize dealings with them potentially if it transpires that those companies are owned or controlled by individuals on the list the e.u. was originally quite reticent to get involved in sanctions seems now to be following the us is lady think they could potentially force these for longer than the planned ninety days. well it's very interesting i've never seen sanctions implemented for ninety days only before so i think they're sending a message to the russians we really don't want to go through with this possibly because they think it may harm themselves so i think they're very much hoping that the situation will improve in the relationship and that they can disappear after ninety days i mean is that a key factor to this do in your opinion is europe more vulnerable here to suffer itself than perhaps america or is. europe is certainly more vulnerable that's
because the trade between the e.u. and russia is significantly larger by many multiples in the trade that the u.s. house with russia so yes ok nigel pleasure to talk to us nigel cush the c.e.o. of the london based corporate firm w. legal ok don't go anywhere we're going take a very short break but i will be back in a few minutes with more news including heavy artillery attacks on towns across eastern ukraine. as the media leave also we leave the. bush and see through. your party there's a good. news that no one is there with big big you deserve answers from. politics .
days in one ukrainian city that says the army continues its i'll tell you we have tanks in the east praised stocks of stock you know i don't know what i want you go when you expose or you go. to libya guy you know when you go to war. you know you know that i will start to go off. this is. the. little. this is what it will be for the rest of you. as it was the movie. which was. the heaviest strike fell on the city of gori which witnessed a twenty four hour long attack several apartment blocks a school and a kindergarten were destroyed on monday seventeen people were killed there including three children in neighboring lugansk artillery hit
a retirement home killing five people there people have been trying to flee or hide from the fighting on a daily basis. five artillery shells fired from ukraine of reportedly exploded next to a russian border checkpoint russian territory has repeatedly come under fire and now a group of international observers as a arrived at the border in order to inspect the situation there around visited a village that lies just across the river from ukraine and he asked locals what it's like to live next to a combat zone these people aren't at war with anyone and yet it's their homes that are being shelled. the residents of this russian village say artillery and gunfire usually start when it gets dark forcing them to flee their homes for safety the ongoing conflict in nearby ukraine has now moved into their own backyard the residents here are able to see the fighters of the national guard without any special equipment this particular house is located right on the russian ukraine
border right beyond that river yes you know not that they are not full but i'll fins are always packed and taken is now useless only to fly and ride in tall yards . locals have a chance to find shelter elsewhere in the region far from the area of combat but not everyone can just up and leave all gays a nurse at a psychiatric hospital and says it's hard to comfort her patients while the area gets shelled by layer which in. the patients are scared it's hard to explain it all to mentally ill people would tell them it's founder we hide under blankets and dive under the bans. it's hard for children as well to understand why their homes are being targeted but they already know what to do when hearing the sound of a rocket or gunfire well out of the we went to the town too hard to escape from here there are huge bomb attacks here much of this in a way but each of the largest children and very scared especially at night their
window panes are shaking and i'm crying these youngsters seem to say the threat of shelling quite bravely but that's not the case in all the families on the other person. my daughter is so scared she doesn't even leave the house she cries and i even don't know how to help her russian border crossings with ukraine in nearby villages have been shelled numerous times over the last month one civilian have been killed and several houses destroyed as these people have dragged into someone else's battle room on calls for of artsy russian ukrainian border. this scene is from the west of ukraine it's at a meeting against the government's efforts for military mobilization a deputy got his hair pulled by the angry crowd that was after he called young men who refused to go to our. show you're probably aware we have plenty more stories that we cover online for you such chance putting
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analysts have said that the relationship between china and africa and the poles the relationship between africa and the united states has many advantages for the african people the chinese interventions have resulted in infrastructural developments whereas there is a extensive history of exploitation of relations between the united states and other western european countries obviously the ascii characters i believe that the obama administration is late taking this initiative but i think it's very important for him to somehow enhanced the image of the united states on the after continent. ok let's round up some of the will news for you now starting with severe floods which have left whole villages submerged in southern mania three people have been killed and several hundreds more were forced to flee their homes the rains caused
landslides and destroyed bridges or many roads in the region of blocked by mud and debris three helicopters have been sent to the flooded areas of the army despite dozens of troops to help the rescue efforts. said to libya now where rival militias fighting for control of tripoli airport agreed to a temporary cease fire that still allowed fire fighters to extinguish a huge blaze at a fuel depo that the fire first began several days ago when the site was hit by a rocket during gun battles i mean while the french government said it had temporarily closed its embassy and evacuated thirty of its nationals from tripoli just a few days after the u.s. did this. headlines at the top of the hour of course stay with us because peter live ellaby up next he and his guests will discuss what to washington's containment policy manes that'll be in crosstalk if you're watching news in the u.k. stick around for a glimpse behind the scenes of exactly how we do things here at all t.
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leaves you. alone welcome to cross talk or all things were considered on peter lavelle after the famous but failed washington moscow we said it appears now the obama administration is preparing to embrace a very different though historically familiar policy towards russia it's called containment it worked during the cold war against the soviet union will work against today's russia and does this mean washington has declared a new cold war. to cross-talk washington spinning of containment i'm joined by my guest stephen cohen in new york he is a professor emeritus of russian studies and politics at new york university and princeton university and author of the.